Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Exclusive: analysis commissioned by Labour reveals 59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health Article written by Sandra Laville and published in TheGuardian the 22nd of April 2017 Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health, according to…

Prescriptions for fresh produce, and other world changing ideas in food

Learn about the winner of the food category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists. Article written by BEN PAYNTER and published in FastCompany the 19th of April 2017 Roughly 66 million people in the United States are either on food stamps or suffering from food insecurity, creating what amounts to a buy-by-volume…

Now rivers have the same legal status as people, we must uphold their rights

Rivers around the world have been desecrated in every way. Now the Ganges and New Zealand’s Whanganui have legal standing, how will we protect their rights? Article written by Ashish Kothari, Mari Margil, and Shrishtee Bajpai and published in TheGuardian the 21st of April of 2017 Several geographically-distant but related events signalled a dramatic mind shift in…

Circle of Life

By reframing the economy, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics changes our view of who we are and where we stand. Article written by George Monbiot, published in Monbiot.com the 13th of April 2017 So what are we going to do about it? This is the only question worth asking. But the answers appear elusive. Faced with…

Canadian oil firm pulls out of national park in Peru’s Amazon

Pacific abandons one million hectare concession including indigenous peoples’ territories along Brazil border Article written by David Hill and published in TheGuardian the 22nd of April 2017 A Canadian-headquartered company, Pacific Exploration and Production, has pulled out of a huge oil and gas concession overlapping a new national park in the Peruvian Amazon. The concession, Lot 135,…

When It Comes To Clean Cars, Is The California Way The Right Approach?

California’s strict zero-emissions vehicle strategy may not be the most consumer-friendly and egalitarian way to tackle the problem. Article written by JUDITH LEWIS MERNIT and published in FastCompany the 21st of April 2017 Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. Eric Noble works in the automobile…

Particle Falls, a large-scale, real-time visualization of air-quality data

“How can we become more aware of what’s happening with our air before we experience asthma or other problems that come from poor air?”—Andrea Polli On a background of falling blue light, spots of bright, fiery color emerge and crackle, representing the presence of fine particulate matter, as detected by a nearby air monitor. Fewer…

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change Article wrote by Bill McKibben and published in TheGuardian the 17th of April 2017.  Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But…